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June 13, 2016

RICHARD P. BYRNE, ESQ., HON. PETER B. SKELOS AND HON. IRA B. WARSHAWSKY TO PARTICIPATE IN “MEDIATING CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIMS” CLE PRESENTATION

NAM panel members Richard P. Byrne, Esq., Hon. Peter B. Skelos and Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky have been invited by the firm Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP to participate in a 90-minute CLE panel discussion on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The seminar, entitled “Mediating Construction Defect Claims”, will focus on the use of mediation to settle complex construction claims in lieu of costly and time-consuming litigation.

Construction defect claims often evolve into one of the most complex, expensive, and exasperating types of litigation. Litigating these cases typically involves numerous parties, extensive documentation, never-ending depositions and competing experts. This presentation will provide attorneys with practical tips on resolving these type of claims and will explore logistical issues and challenges, pre-mediation communications, aggregating the parties and their issues, required attendees, pre-mediation submissions and substantive and practical issues and challenges.

Richard Byrne, Esq. has mediated matters involving various areas of the law including construction and commercial disputes, employment discrimination, insurance coverage and property damage claims, risk transfer disputes and disability claims. For the second year in a row, he was voted one of the Top 3 Mediators in the country by The National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey (2016 and 2015) and named one of 48 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions in the U.S. by the same publication. Mr. Byrne was also voted one of the Top 10 Mediators by The 2015 New York Law Journal Annual Survey for the second year in a row.

Hon. Peter B. Skelos is a former Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, 2nd Department. He is well-versed in the law and has handled a wide variety of case types as a judge, a litigator and a mediator including construction, commercial, professional liability, insurance coverage, medical malpractice and personal injury matters.

Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky is a former New York Supreme Court Justice in Nassau County’s, Commercial Division. As a judge and mediator he has handled cases involving construction claims, business disputes including business valuation proceedings, corporate and partnership disputes, class actions, complex commercial cases and employment and labor law matters. He was named one of 48 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions in the U.S. by The National Law Journal. Hon. Warshawsky was also voted a Top 10 Mediator by The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey.

Click here to view Richard Byrne’s bio.

Click here to view Peter Skelos' bio.

Click here to view Hon. Ira Warshawsky’s bio.

Program Details:

When:Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time:Registration, 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 Program, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP, 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Suite 1010, Uniondale, NY 115533

To register contact: Peter Skelos: pskelos@forchellilaw.com or call 516 248-1700
 Jeff Blankman jblankman@namadr.com or call 516 941-3214


2016 National Law Journal ADR Champions

2015 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey


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